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Wonderful ‘Winterpeg’

Travel, Canada

It’s hard to get excited about visiting a city that’s called, “Winterpeg” by many of its citizens. And, they don’t stop there. Other comments include; “Winnipeg has two seasons, 10 months of winter and two months of mosquitoes.” or “’Winnipeg’ is Cree for muddy waters. The Cree don’t have a word for horribly depressing city.” or “Autumn in Winnipeg: the greens, the browns, the oranges…. And that’s just the tap water!” or “Winnipeg is the only city where you can switch from ‘heat’ to A/C and back again, all in one day.” or “In Winnipeg, there are 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.” or “In Winnipeg, your snow blower will have more miles on it than your car.” Such self-deprecating humour may be therapeutic for coping with adverse conditions but, does little to encourage potential visitors such as my wife Maureen and I. Had it not been for a good friend and former resident who extolled the virtues of the ‘Peg, we might have bypassed the city entirely during a recent cross-Canada trip. Instead, we did stop, explore and discover that Winnipeg was a wonderful city with much to offer.

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